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Spotinews recomendation
14.09.14

Hi. The final update of the week is this dynamic electronic album by Lemonade. Enjoy! (US version here.) Lemonade – Minus TideFiled under: 2014, Electronic

BBC review
17.08.14

Authoritatively compiled 60-track collection of RnB classics.

NME review
28.07.14

Bristol crew aim for the epic but fall slightly short

NME review
21.07.14

French jack-of-all-trades Tellier, produces a lurid concept album as cheesy as a Camembert Cravat

Insound review
15.07.14

Hard Believer is the eagerly-awaited new studio album from Fink: Fin Greenall (vocals/guitar), together with Tim Thornton (drums/guitar) and Guy Whittaker (bass). It will be their...

Under The Radar review
01.09.14

For Hard Believer, Fink's sixth album proper, he turns to live + electronics expert producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster the People) to bring dimension to his minimalist...

Clash review
31.07.14

Gentle, soothing bubbles of sound…

NME review
21.07.14

Fink's eight studio album sees musical maverick playing it safe

Spotinews recomendation
14.07.14

Evening. Let’s start the week with some psych-pop. Enjoy Wunder Wunder! (US version here.) Wunder Wunder – Everything InfiniteFiled under: 2014, Pop

Under The Radar review
25.08.14

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A. More

NME review
21.07.14

Austrialian duo's Californian homage is spoilt by awkward arrangement

Under The Radar review
18.07.14

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder, the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A.  More

Spotinews recomendation
09.07.14

Hi. I enjoyed the new album by pop singer-songwriter Sia. Read some reviews and enjoy! Sia – 1000 Forms of FearFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.07.14

Captivating, powerful pop...

NME review
02.06.14

DIY label collates its first year's output

NME review
19.05.14

The pioneering dance label's compilation focuses on the bangers

Insound review
19.05.14

Los Angeles lyricist Blu returns with Good to Be Home, a brand new solo album. Unlike previous Blu releases that have leaked online and later been re-packaged in physical form...

Under The Radar review
16.05.14

ukimi Nagano's voice is a force of nature, but not in the way you might think. As the frontwoman for Sweden's Little Dragon, Nagano has a smoky, sultry R&B voice that is instantly...

NME review
19.05.14

The Swedes show glittering ambition on their fourth album

Spotinews recomendation
18.05.14

Hey. I just wrote a post about an album that I already wrote about 6 months ago so that post had to go. Now I try again: here is the new album by Little Dragon. Genre: electronic...

Clash review
12.05.14

Background music for the clink of Martini glasses...

The Quietus review
28.04.14

This is the second album by vocalist and songwriter Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith (O) who co-creates the sound web the songs inhabit. Describing what they meticulously concoct as...

Insound review
08.04.14

Boozoo Bajou get better and better. It’s now more than 12 years since the duo of Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth first put out a record, and 16 since their project began - and...

Punk News review
01.04.14

It's that time again. Another fearless moment in the world of pop-punk. Time to hold no punches. Time to unleash the fury. That banter aside, it's a given that these Punk Goes...

The Quietus review
20.11.13

Cast your mind back to November 1997. British subjects were mourning a dead princess they had never really known. Many clung to the hope of a bright new future under the recently...

Afro Monk review
17.11.13

KOAN Sound & Asa's new release demonstrates positive collaboration and evolution of sound at its finest. This release is inspired and from the heart and is sure to evoke emotion...

NME review
11.11.13

Remixer Andre Allen Anjos is the brains behind ‘Don’t Talk To’, providing a synthy thread running throughout

Under The Radar review
08.11.13

Never a man to play things by the book, dream-pop iconoclast Sébastien Tellier has created a sixth album that is an almost entirely instrumental affair. More

Clash review
22.11.13

A captivating experience…

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.13

Morning friends. From earlier this week: the interesting, mostly instrumental new album by singer-songwriter Sébastien Tellier. Read this review and enjoy! (Version for GB and IE...

The Quietus review
05.11.13

Kevin Macdonald's How I Live Now is adapted from a young adult fantasy novel by an American writer, but not many films this year will give a more insightful picture of the...

NME review
11.11.13

Kevin Macdonald’s film How I Live Now is about the countryside, teenage love and the onset of nuclear war, demanding music that's innocent and wondrous. Jon Hopkins achieves just...

AudioCred review
15.10.13

Here’s the latest from ambient artist/graphic designer, Tycho.  It is a guitar based instrumental track, that develops from xx style minimalism to introspective pop.  There’s a...

Under The Radar review
23.06.14

Scott Hansen, the mastermind behind Tycho, was first a graphic designer, and he still balances his visual work with his growing reputation as a musician. More

XLR8R review
01.04.14

Man, how cool is Scott Hansen? Not only is he pretty much the raddest graphic designer ever, but he makes super, super chill music, too—literally! Listening to Tycho is like...

The Quietus review
26.03.14

Have you ever wondered what a Boards Of Canada remix of U2 would sound like? The Edge laying down some of his finest chiming, delay-heavy licks over a track by the Sandison bros...

The Line of Best Fit review
20.03.14

San Francisco producer strikes a perfect balance of being memorable and addictive without being cloying or laboured.

Spotinews recomendation
20.03.14

Howdy. The solid new Tycho album was recently added to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Tycho – AwakeFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Afro Monk review
19.03.14

Isn’t it all about music that makes you feel alive? Music that evokes cognizance, music that invigorates you, music that immediately fills in any cracks in your spirit? Tycho has...

NME review
17.03.14

Scott Hansen hits the snooze button on his laidback fourth album

Clash review
26.09.13

Guilty of a lack of songwriting inspiration…

Under The Radar review
02.10.13

Over the course of 11 albums, Moby has donned many different musical personas, from techno button-pusher to punk rocker to sound designer and a whole host of others besides. On...

Clash review
19.09.13

Offers up the wiles and wisdom of a neighbourhood good guy...

Resident Advisor review
27.09.13

It's fair to say that George Evelyn has earned the right to be feelin' good. After helping define the early days of Warp with his experimental bleep techno, the one constant...

NME review
16.09.13

There's plenty to fall in love with on Younghusband's debut album

Under The Radar review
14.10.13

They might hail from Watford, a smallish town near London whose musical output is pretty much limited to The Spice Girls' Geri Halliwell and an unlikely number of successful mid...

The Quietus review
18.09.13

If you are looking for the perfect album to soundtrack the abrupt transition from summer to autumn, Younghusband have made it. Dromes is the ideal aural accompaniment to getting...

Spotinews recomendation
10.09.13

Hello friends. From a very recent Spotify update comes the delicate new album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini. Enjoy! Emilíana Torrini – Tookah Filed under: 2013...

Clash review
13.09.13

Something magical and mystical...

The Pier review
19.08.13

Hawai’i ’13 is exactly what you’d expect from The Green—killer vocals, strong songwriting and quality production. Hawai’i ’13 begins and ends with a chant. The listener is...

AudioCred review
13.08.13

London-based Producer Jon Hopkins has redone a track from his album released earlier this year, Immunity adding Purity Ring’s Megan James’ vocal talent.  James retains her...

TapeFear recommendation
19.08.13

An incredible electronic collaboration between Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring. I've had it on repeat for days.

Resident Advisor review
08.08.13

Deep house is a description so overused in dance music that it has become almost meaningless. But how else would you define the output of Tuscany's Bosconi Records (our latest...